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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 17' North, Longitude: 168° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.18 meters/second, 1667.4 km/hour, 1036.1 miles/hour or 900.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.08 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.08 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.17 miwest0° 23' 21.9"26.76 minorth27.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 36' South, Longitude: 145° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.98 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 28' 06.9"999.78 miwest0° 11' 41.8"13.39 minorth999.94 mi
24 hours12° 40' 21.2"875.67 mieast4° 40' 58.1"321.75 minorth933.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenSat 12:50 PM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 12:50 PM508 km316 miles274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaSat 12:50 PM517 km321 miles279 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirSat 11:50 AM1239 km770 miles669 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 12:50 PM1680 km1044 miles907 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraSat 11:50 AM1710 km1062 miles923 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 12:50 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandSat 12:50 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmNorth N
Port VilaSat 11:50 AM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmSouth S
SuvaSat 12:50 PM2596 km1613 miles1402 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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